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The latest international news, including articles, Commentary, and special features.

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A Global Perspective: Bringing the World Into Classrooms

The need to equip students and teachers to understand issues that transcend national borders is increasingly urgent, writes Ariel Tichnor-Wagner. (August 3, 2016)

Top Performers Blog

01/12 06:33 am | Our Students Can't Write Very Well—It's No Mystery Why | Why are most U.S. students weak writers? Marc Tucker argues that it's because our education system doesn't emphasize writing and that's a big problem in the ...

Global Learning Blog

01/12 12:30 pm | The Legacy of Michelle Obama and the Let Girls Learn Initiative | How the Let Girls Learn campaign - a signature initiative of Mrs. Obama - is empowering girls around the world.

Democracy and Education Blog

07/11 03:21 pm | The State of Public Education; The State of Movements for Human Rights | As I announced yesterday, we are moving this blog to a new livelier format at Participatory Democracy and Public Education.  I want to take the opportunity of this last blog ...

On-Demand Webinar

E-Learning Goes Global
This webinar examined the state of online learning internationally and highlight various countries moving ahead in this arena.

Chat Transcripts

What U.S. Schools Can Learn From High-Performing Countries
This chat examined the United States’ mediocre showing on recent international tests, and what those results mean.

E-Learning Creates Foreign Connections
Our guests in this chat shared their experiences establishing meaningful connections between their schools in the United States and schools in other countries.

Special Collection

Quality Counts 2012
The 16th edition of Education Week's annual report looks at America's international standing in education, and lessons to be drawn from high-performing countries.

Multimedia

Quality Counts 2012: A Multimedia Presentation

Why is it important to study schools from other countries? Watch videos on the subject and listen to Education Week's reporters who studied the issue at large for Quality Counts 2012.

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The latest PISA results showed that high-scoring 15-year-olds were more likely than low scorers to have had at least a year of preschool.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
Math results were mixed for American adolescents on two major global benchmarking tests released in recent weeks. These charts offer some highlights.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Nearly 20 years after voting to restrict bilingual education in a state with more than 1 million schoolchildren who don't speak English as their first language, California voters appear poised to reverse that ban.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
Expanded access to education across the globe will boost U.S. national and economic security, writes Rep. Nita Lowey.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
Special programs lure students to the United States from the Middle East and North Africa to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and math.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
The need to equip students and teachers to understand issues that transcend national borders is increasingly urgent, writes Ariel Tichnor-Wagner.
August 3, 2016 – Teacher
Students in AP art history classes are now exposed to a much wider range of artworks from different cultures as part of a revision of the curriculum.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
Schools should teach students empathy to counter hate and disrupt violence, write Maya Soetoro-Ng and Alison Milofsky.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
An international study finds that the U.S. has fewer low-performers in science on the PISA but not so for math or reading.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week

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